LHSCA Coaches Clinic set for next week

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Dave Aranda

LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda (File Photo: Terrill Weil)

The annual LHSCA Coaches Clinic kicks off Monday in Baton Rouge and extends through Wednesday.

The week begins with a golf outing Monday and an on-court volleyball coaches session at the Team SportsPlex with the LSU Lady Tiger volleyball coaching staff, including head coach Fran Flory, associate head coach Jill Wilson and assistant coach Ethan Pheister.

Tuesday’s activities move to the Crowne Plaza Select, the headquarters site for the rest of the week.

Several prominent speakers who will be presenting on Tuesday include Flory, Wilson on volleyball and Milicent Van Norden, the head coach at the University of New Orleans.

Highlighting Tuesday will be the opening session which will feature former LSU men’s basketball coach Dale Brown as the keynote speaker. Southern head coach Roman Banks will also speak on Tuesday, along with former NBA head coach and new Tulane head basketball coach Mike Dunleavey.

Football speakers will include new LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, along with head coaches Ron Roberts of Southeastern Louisiana and Lance Guidry of McNeese State.

Representing baseball on Tuesday will be Southern head coach Roger Cador. Softball will be represented by Andy Lee the head coach at LSU-Eunice and Wendy Hogue, the head coach at Southern Miss. The Louisiana Special Olympics will also have a presentation.

On Wednesday, a roundtable discussion is planned with Lance Guidry, McNeese State’s new head football coach, and Tim Rebowe, head football coach at Nicholls State along with LSU Gymnastics coach DD Breaux and LSU football assistant Jabbar Juluke, former head coach at Edna Karr.

The featured speaker Wednesday is LSU football coach Les Miles. Mike Lucas, a Louisiana-Lafayette assistant and former head coach at Southeastern Louisiana will also speak.

Basketball will be highlighted by two young and upcoming head coaches, LSU-Alexandria’s Larry Cordaro and Kacie Cryer, the new McNeese women’s coach.

The activities on Wednesday conclude with the annual BBQ Hosted by LSU Football where Tiger assistant coaches Ed Orgeron and Dameyune Craig will speak.

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Randy Pistorius

Randy Pistorius


A lifelong resident of South Louisiana, Randy Pistorius is currently working in the communications field in the Baton Rouge Metropolitian Area. His start in journalism came while still in high school at De La Salle in New Orleans, and it carried with him to Southeastern Louisiana University where he wrote for the Lions Roar and also worked in Intercollegiate Athletics. His work at SLU in Intercollegiate Athletics and Journalism led to a position as Sports Information Director at Texas Wesleyan University where he gained valuable experience working in a major metropolitian market in the United States. Upon return to New…

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